How Does Bladeless LASIK Work?

In the world of laser eye surgery, there are a variety of different techniques, tools, and technologies that are designed to meet the unique needs of different LASIK patients. As one of the most popular options, bladeless LASIK generally has fewer risks and complications than traditional types of LASIK. In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of bladeless LASIK and how it works.

How Bladeless LASIK Eye Surgery Works

Bladeless LASIK, also known as IntraLase, creates the corneal flap using a specialized laser as opposed to a hand-operated blade. These ultra-fast lasers improve safety by virtually eliminating severe flap complications. Not only is bladeless LASIK safer and faster than traditional LASIK procedures, it’s also computer-driven, which allows the cutting-edge lasers to map out the unique structures of the eye and create a customized corneal flap with exact precision. Below the flap, the lasers prepare an optimal corneal surface to properly correct the patient’s vision. Bladeless is ideal for patients who have thin corneas or were deemed unsuitable for traditional LASIK.

Benefits of Bladeless LASIK Eye Surgery

Bladeless LASIK offers several benefits for patients, including:

  • Quicker recovery

  • Fewer complication rates

  • lower incidence of post-operative dry eye

  • More flexibility

At Davis Vision, we use the newly introduced 4th generation 60 KHz Intralase FS laser. Intralase has been an integral part in laser vision correction. It has increased the candidates of those who can benefit from this new technology by allowing them the option of this procedure when they were previously told they were not a candidate for LASIK.

Book Your Appointment Today

If you’re considering LASIK, it’s important to research the different types of procedures available. The surgeons at Davis Vision Center will help you determine which LASIK procedure is right for you. Whether you just have questions about our bladeless LASIK or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our doctors, we'd love to hear from you. Contact our Utah eye surgeons today at 801-590-0864. We are dedicated to providing the ultimate experience in Laser Vision Correction.